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Gulf Coast region marks Katrina’s fury, celebrates rebirth

The mourning on the 10th anniversary of the storm’s landfall was balanced by a celebration of how far the region has come.

Man charged with murder in shooting of Houston area deputy

Shannon Miles, 30, has a record that includes charges of resisting arrest and trespassing.

Donald Trump courts Tea Party voters in Nashville

Trump said he decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president.

Obama seeks to walk fine line in Alaska on climate change, energy

Obama wants to use changes to Alaska’s climate to instill urgency into his global warming agenda, but is showing he’s navigating competing interests.

Bison numbers surge in Yellowstone National Park

Since January, more than 500 bison — the most in years — have been hauled to slaughterhouses.

10 years after Katrina, Gulf residents remember

Residents in many places in Louisiana and Mississippi are marking a decade since Katrina’s deadly and devastating landfall.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Texas deputy

A sheriff’s deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station.

New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft

New Mexico’s attorney general on Friday charged the state’s secretary of state with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations.

Palin defends Schilling, blasts ESPN

When a possible Hall of Famer tweets about Nazis and ends up in the doghouse with ESPN, at least Sarah Palin has his back.

In New Orleans, Bush lauds school gains since Katrina

George W. Bush painted a rosy picture of the recovery, saying the devastation had “sparked a decade of reform” in public schools.

Victim’s father in Va. shooting joins push for tough gun laws

Andy Parker’s resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television.

Va. teen sentenced for aiding ISIS

The teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

Kenyan sentenced to 15 years in prison in US terror case

A Kenyan man described by US prosecutors as a fund-raiser and recruiter for terrorist groups in Africa and the Middle East was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison.

Ruling upholds longtime ban on protests on plaza outside Supreme Court

Protesters do not have a First Amendment right to congregate on the grand marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court.

Panda cub is a boy, D.C. zoo says

The twin giant panda cub is a boy — and its father is Tian Tian.

No retrial for N.C. officer in killing

North Carolina state prosecutors said Friday they won’t retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man.

NSA wins round on data collection

The injunction was lifted on the grounds that the plaintiff has not proved his own phone records were collected and so lacks standing to sue.

Even in college, Donald Trump was brash

Trump stood out early at college: as a bonfire of vanity, talent, and natural swagger, a millionaire, a student not quite as great as he recalls.

Va. gunman constantly felt ‘victimized,’ former boss says

When the station tried to persuade Vester Flanagan to get along better with his WDBJ-TV co-workers, he accused them of discrimination.

Virginia TV shooting survivor tried to dodge bullets, husband says

Vicki Gardner flinched and moved away from Vester Lee Flanagan before he fired a gun pointed at her face, Gardner’s husband said.

Va. television shooting puts focus on workplace safety

The problems were flagrant, and his boss began to document them, only months after Vester Lee Flanagan II started working at WDBJ.

National Zoo’s surviving newborn panda is male

The National Zoo’s panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son.

TV journalists killed by ex-colleague were shot in head

The medical examiner’s office did not specify how many times Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot during the attack.

State of emergency declared in Florida as tropical storm nears

Tropical Storm Erika could hit the peninsula Monday.

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

Former President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans to tout the region’s recovery on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school.

A life of grievances, then a final homicidal salvo

Three separate suicide notes document Vester Lee Flanagan’s homicidal rage that had apparently been building for years.

10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.

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Clinton likens the GOP field to a terrorist group

Hillary Clinton drew parallels between terrorist organizations and GOP candidates for president when it comes to views on women.

New court order does not alter Ky. impasse

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling ordering the Rowan county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Government study finds peak months for college students’ initial use of various drugs

A new analysis found that college students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times.

Obama praises New Orleans for city’s resilience

President Obama held out the people of New Orleans as an example of renewal and resilience 10 years after Katrina.

Utah man dies after contracting plague

A man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths reported in the US this year.

Tardy 111 times, N.J. teacher keeps job

An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.

Indiana officer, denied ‘oink’ vanity plate, sues

Indiana’s highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying “OINK.”

Arrest made in slaying of 9-year-old Ferguson girl

A man was charged Thursday with killing a 9-year-old girl who was sitting on her mother’s bed doing her homework.

Californians meet water-saving goals

Cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor’s statewide conservation mandate of 25 percent.

Report contends videos at Planned Parenthood were altered

An analysis commissioned by Planned Parenthood found “manipulation” of undercover videos make them unreliable.

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Live video: WDBJ general manager gives update after shooting

A reporter and cameraman were killed on air by an ex-station employee Wednesday.

‘Fire hazard’ home burns as couple signs deed to purchase it

Fire officials have determined the origin was suspicious. The fire marshal is still investigating the cause.

Virginia shooter had become increasingly volatile

Vester Flanagan picked fights with co-workers and strangers over seemingly mundane incidents or perceived slights.

Man records his slaying of 2 former TV colleagues

A man shot and killed two Virginia journalists on live TV while filming the act, and later killed himself.

Twitter reacts to the WDBJ shooting

Tributes flooded Twitter in the aftermath of a Wednesday shooting that killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and camerman Adam Ward.

Man records slaying of 2 former TV colleagues in Va.

The gunman waited until the two young journalists were on air, killed them, and then shot himself in the head hours later.

Two killed, including officer, in Louisiana

A police officer and one other person died in a domestic incident in southwestern Louisiana, officials said.

Judge derides Colorado gunman at sentencing

Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. ordered 28-year-old James Holmes to serve 12 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Smaller of twin newborn pandas dies; National Zoo to determine cause

Jubilation over the recent birth of panda twins at the National Zoo turned to sadness as one of the newborn cubs died after three-and-a-half days.

Colorado cannabis tax may fund scholarship

Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world’s first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money.

Western wildfires hurting air quality

Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality and hampered crews in Washington.